You are not so smart is a collection of interesting articles from the podcast of the same name. The books material is very interesting however, presented one right after the other it becomes a series of short monologues and quickly starts to feel very very dry and and less interesting than the topics themselves warrant. This would make a great bathroom book, one that you digest in small bites over a long period of time but misses its mark in the audio format when you're listening for long stretches.
Say something about yourself!
I liked the book but it was not really a story. It is more of a list of things we presume about ourselves that do not necessarily square with reality.
The amount of useful information exists I actually look forward to listening to the book again. Humor coupled with facts is a cogent way to present. Freaking loved it. Explains behavior so that you say "ah ha".... That explains it!
Packed with informative neuro-factoids, as narrated by a proper gent who drops the occasional F-bomb or D-bag. This book will change your perspective on how you & others think, while making you laugh along the way...(usually at yourself)
I'm a visual artist. I listen as I work. I'd love to connect to listeners w similar tastes so I can cont. to discover great reads. Cheers!
About 1:52 into the audio, the reader walks you through a horrific nonfiction plane crash that happened and gives gory details. Furthermore he is describing the experience as though you are the passenger. "...without warning shockwaves of heat and pressure tear into your flesh..." That is just the beginning. I'll spare you the rest. I'm drinking my coffee on a Sunday morning and painting. I absolutely did not need to hear this, and certainly not in this manner, just to prove that we act unpredictably in a crisis. Have not heard anything new anyway and will be returning this without finishing it.
I've gotten short explanations about the things in this book, but it was illuminating to learn more about the. Probably not for the Ph.D., but for the curious layman it was worth the time and credit. The author also presented it in a humorous and compelling fashion.
Anyone who might be involved in the assessment, selection, hiring, or recruitment of people could benefit greatly from this book